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Zimbabwe: Reopen Churches

OPPOSITION MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa said Zimbabwe needs divine intervention as the country battles the deadly coronavirus pandemic before pleading with the government to reopen churches for preachers to pray for the troubled nation.

p OPPOSITION MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa said Zimbabwe needs divine intervention as the country battles the deadly coronavirus pandemic before pleading with the government to reopen churches for preachers to pray for the troubled nation.However, speaking on a live programme on his Facebook page on Monday, Chamisa said church leaders should be allowed to continue with their work and pray for Zimbabwe." Chamisa also said President Emmerson Mnangagwa should also grant bail to prisoners in remand prisons and pardon serving inmates with none serious offences to decongest the jails and curb the spread of Covid-19." Turning to the current national lockdown, Chamisa said it was a welcome move meant minimise the spread of new infections.

"Studies have shown it is better to implement a short but effective lockdown rather than a prolonged lockdown as compliance with lockdown regulations goes down with a prolonged lockdown."We must empty remand prisons expect for very, very serious offences, give amnesty to most prisoners.

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